Clark School Home UMD

ISR News Story

Guardian article cites Cukier research


A 2006 study conducted by ISR-affiliated Assistant Professor Michel Cukier (ME) and affiliate of the Center for Risk and Reliability, was cited in a front-page news article, "How the web became a sexists' paradise" in the April 6, 2007 technology section of The Guardian online. The Guardian is one of the largest newspapers in the United Kingdom.

The story brings light to the online threats female bloggers and Internet users face today. Cukier's research is described in the article:

"A recent study showed that when the gender of an online username appears female, they are 25 times more likely to experience harassment. The study, conducted by the University of Maryland, found that female user-names averaged 163 threatening and/or sexually explicit messages a day."

| Read the press release about the study issued by the Clark School of Engineering. | ISR's original coverage of the study and press coverage |

April 9, 2007


Prev   Next

 

 

Current Headlines

UMD's Kanold and Losert, NIMH's Plenz receive $1.7M BRAIN Grant

Alum Dimitris Tsakaris improves propulsion of robotic octopus

Alum Xiaobo Tan developing robotic fish to 'stalk' real fish in the Great Lakes

UMD engineers create tiny, robust rubber micro-component.

Leidos Invests in Innovation Partnership with UMD

Davis, Llorca, and Milner Receive U.S. Patent No. 8,831,524

Virtual Demonstrations and Crowdsourcing Could Lead Advancements in Autonomous Robots

Brain-behavior initiative workshop draws 160 faculty, deans, adminstrators for wide-ranging discussions

Ulukus to exploit wireless network interference in new NSF grant

Gabriel Named "Professeur Invité Trottier"

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar